LIGA MX

Orbelín Pineda completes move to Celta Vigo

The Mexico International decided not to renew his contract with Cruz Azul that expired in December and he will arrive to the La Liga side as a free agent.

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Orbelín Pineda completes move to Celta Vigo

After weeks of negotiations, Orbelín Pineda and Celta Vigo reached an agreement for that  see him join the La Liga side in January 2022. The Mexican international’s contract with Liga MX club Cruz Azul expired on 31 December and he will arrive at Celta Vigo as a free agent.

In December 2018 Cruz Azul paid Chivas $12 million for Pineda and one year later he would win the Supercopa MX after squashing Necaxa 4-0. Then he helped the team from the capital win the inaugural Leagues Cup tournament after defeating Tigres UANL 2-1.

The Mexican international was a key player in Cruz Azul's 2021 Guardianes tournament success earlier this year and his performance with the Mexican national team in the Gold Cup piqued the interest of Celta Vigo. This will be the first time he plays outside of Mexico and he will join compatriot Nestor Araujo.

Luis Romo could join Pineda next season

It is not all bad news for Cruz Azul, because several teams in Europe have shown interest in signing Luis Romo, who is under contract until December 2022. According to transfermarkt, any team interested in signing the Mexican midfielder will have to pay $8.8 million.